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Jerry W. Kluge

November 16, 1938 — December 27, 2022

Lake of Egypt

Jerry W. Kluge


Jerry W. Kluge, age 84, of Lake of Egypt, Illinois,  passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at Sunshine Gardens in Marion, Illinois.

Jerry was born November 16, 1938 in Gary, Indiana, a son of Charles F. and Mildred R. (Woodring) Kluge.  Jerry grew up and attended school in Gary, IN and started working at US Steel after graduating high school.  He spent his entire working career at US Steel until his retirement in 2000.   He married the love of his life, Norma J. Hicks on June 05, 1982 in Cedar Lake, IN.  After his retirement the couple moved to their new home at Lake of Egypt.  Jerry loved fishing, deer hunting and traveling.  He and his wife covered the globe with travel  and he made adventurous trips to Alaska.   

He is survived by his wife Norma J. Kluge of Marion, IL, his Step Sons, Michael A. (Terri) Lawrence of St. Jacob, IL, and Jeffery A. (Rose) Lawrence of San Tan Valley, AZ, Grandchild Timothy (Ashley) Lawrence, Grandchild Sarah (Phillip) Surrey, Grandchild Matthew Lawrence (Amber Zaragoza), Grandchild Joshua (Amanda) Lawrence, Great Grandchild Lathan Lawrence, Great Grandchild Lillian Lawrence, Great Grandchild Jaxson Surrey, Great Grandchild Finley Surrey, Great Grandchild Allison Lawrence, Great Grandchild Jaclyn Lawrence, Nephew Glenn (Judy) Shultz, Nephew Christopher (Midge) Shultz, and Great Nephews David, AJ and Michael Shultz.  He is preceded in death by his Parents and one Brother and one Sister.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, January 7, 2023, 11:00 AM at Goreville United Methodist Church. 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the Parkinson's Foundation or Goreville United Methodist Church.

Blue Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  

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Memorial Service

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Goreville United Methodist Church

, Goreville, IL 62939

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